Page Updated: 29/02/2024 - 11:59

This information is for international students who will commence their studies at UL in January, at the start of the Autumn 2024 Semester.

We will update this page as more information becomes available, so please check back regularly.

Pre-Departure Checklist

Over the coming weeks, important information will be communicated to offer-holders by email. For this reason, we would ask that you please ensure you have placed on your Safe Senders list. You should also put one the following email addresses on your Safe Senders list, depending on your programme of study: 

You can view details on how to add email addresses to your Safe Senders list for a variety of email providers below:

Getting to UL

Ahead of each semester UL Global hosts a full orientation programme to help our new students settle into life at the University of Limerick. The orientation programme for the Spring 2024 semester will be held from January 22nd to 26th inclusive for new visiting students and new postgraduate students. We ask all students to be on campus for these dates. Ahead of your arrival we will communicate preferred arrival dates.

The academic calendar for the UL academic year 2023/24 can be found here.


UL Global would strongly advise students, where possible, to book flights which will arrive into Ireland between 8am - 8pm in order to avail of public transport options from Dublin, Cork, and Shannon Airport and reduce the need for overnight hotel reservations.

The availability of public transport options outside of these hours will be more limited and students may encounter significant wait times between bus services.      

For those of you who choose to fly to Shannon Airport, the University of Limerick will provide a complementary local collection service for students arriving in to Shannon Airport on Sunday 21st January and Monday 22nd January from 8am to 7pm each day. For those arriving outside of these hours, you will need to arrange your own transport.

You will receive an email from your admissions officer on the Shannon Airport collection sign-up in late November. There will deadline for sign up to avail of this service.

UL Global Shannon Airport collection service can accommodate drop-offs to University of Limerick only. If you wish to travel to any other part of Ireland, you will need to make your own travel arrangements.  

This complementary collection is for Shannon Airport ONLY as public transport links from Shannon to Limerick and the UL Campus are limited. We will not be offering an airport collection service from Dublin Airport or Cork Airport. To note Dublin Airport has a very regular and direct bus to UL campus and is normally the most popular option for students to travel to Ireland and UL as it is quick, easy and cheap. There are plenty of public transport options available. Further information about public transport options to UL is available here


More information about travelling to UL can be found here.

If you will be arriving into Ireland later in the evening, please be sure to notify your landlord or contact if you are staying in campus accommodation with your approximate arrival time.

You may decide to stay at a hotel located near the airport before travelling to Limerick the following day. Please note that you must cover the cost of your hotel booking yourself. 

Dublin Airport

The Maldron Hotel is located a short walk away from Dublin Airport.

Further information is available on the hotel's website here.

Cork Airport

Cork International Hotel is located beside Cork Airport.

Further information is available on the hotel's website here.

Shannon Airport

The Park Inn by Radisson is located a short walk from Shannon Airport. 

Further information is available on the hotel's website here.


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The most up-to-date information regarding Irish public health requirements for international arrivals can be found on the government of Ireland website